What you need to apply

Prerequisite Courses

  •  The courses below are required for admission; you may apply while coursework is in progress:

Prerequisite Coursework

Biology or Zoology with Lab 1 year required
Chemistry Sequence, including
organic chemistry,
inorganic chemistry and biochemistry,
with Labs****
2 years required
Physics with Lab 1 year required
Composition (writing intensive) 1 quarter or semester required
*Prerequisite course grades must be "C" or better.
**The admissions committee also recommends human anatomy, molecular biology and statistics. 
***Advanced Placement credits may fulfill prerequisite requirements as long as an upper level course in that discipline is completed.
****If Biochemistry course does not offer a lab, 1 term research lab experience will be accepted.
  • Note: Students who intend to apply to Chicago Medical School (CMS) for 2017-2018 admission should be aware that CMS will require an Introduction to Psychology and an Introduction to Sociology course starting with that class. There is no opportunity to take such a course at RFUMS and no time to do so while enrolled in BMS. 


Bachelor's Degree

  • To be considered for admission, you must have a B.A. or B.S. or complete the requirements for a degree before enrollment. The degree must be from an accredited institution

Test Scores

  • Competitive scores on a standardized exam such as DAT, GRE, or MCAT. GRE scores must be sent directly to Rosalind Franklin University from Education Testing Services (ETS)


Letters of Recommendation

  • Either one committee letter or three individual letters of recommendations from persons involved in the students’ previous educational experience are required.


  • Official transcripts submitted from each college, university, and community college previously attended


  • Demonstration of interest and understanding of the medical field and its various components. The motivation and commitment to health care, as demonstrated by previous employment, volunteer work, or other experiences


  • Demonstration of leadership characteristics through academic or community service activities


  • Demonstration of a commitment to public service through variety of humanitarian activities


  • Demonstration of strong oral and written communication skills.